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about you and. this is why you should care only on the. b.p. wins the right to drill in greenland's pristine ice after promising it will be careful but activists are unconvinced pointing to the gulf of mexico disaster and the firm's checkered past as warnings of what's to come. a security collapse in iraq worsens a wave of bombings killing twenty people in the capital as an al qaeda offshoot exploits the dire situation to gain control over the city. and britain's pm threatens to take on the e.u. over cutting welfare to immigrants critics say it's a cynical move to lure voters back from the right.
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my from our studios in moscow you're with r t international on these to now with our top story this monday and greenland has decided to open up one of the world's most pristine environments to oil drilling and b.p. is already rubbing its hands the company responsible for turning the gulf of mexico into an ecological catastrophe nearly four years ago has been given exploration rights in eastern greenland greenpeace says it beggars belief that a firm with such a patchy history could be allowed to work in such a fragile region let's say yourselves keep reports now on why the country shifted its environment first. british petroleum has been denied any drilling licenses in the united states for more than a year now the deepwater horizon spill taking its toll on the company's reputation but this mattered little. to the new government in greenland drilling an oil
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exploration off the western coast of the country particularly has already been underway for some time by the likes of shell chevron and exxon mobil but b.p. and its partners will now explore the concession in the north east which amounts to thousands of square kilometers some believe there may be a huge reserve of oil there up to one hundred ten billion barrels potentially the largest in the whole of the arctic the decision of greenland leadership is a complete u. turn from what it said only nine months ago when a moratorium on any further drilling was imposed due to environmental concerns the latest move is understood to be tightly connected with greenland strive for independence from denmark for now it's been relying solely on its faltering fish industry and grants from copenhagen but it's also known to have vast reserves of diamonds gold rare metals as well as having the world's second largest reserves of fresh water but clearly it's the black gold which could make greenland both economically and politically independent and the government is happy to have more international oil giants on board to boost these and visions however not everyone
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is as thrilled to colleges have already blasted the move. checkered record describing the arctic environment as very fragile they say that even a minor oil spill in the crystal clear waters of greenland could cause a major disaster b.p. officials say they will take several years to carefully prepare for the challenging exploration work given the intensity of environmentalists criticism it's almost guaranteed that this period will be marked by the protests of those opposed to any drilling in the arctic. well for b.p. these past few years have not been kind when it comes to this track with her track record in two thousand and five fifteen people died and almost two hundred were injured in an explosion at a b.p. texas refinery the company admitted it ignored safety procedures well a year later leak seven alaskan oil field spilled almost a million tons of crude into the landscape there in twenty ten the deepwater horizon rig exploded sparking the worst offshore oil spill in u.s.
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history and doing incalculable damage to livelihoods and the environment finally two years ago a gas compressor station in colorado belonging to b.p. exploded killing one worker and injuring two the track record was of special concern to greenpeace's arctic campaigner who we spoke to he told us that greenland should think twice. it's very important that the green and the government and the greenlandic population is aware that the risks that they're taking would not only happen moments of consequences but also have a spill happens when a simple happens have massive consequences for for example a fish resecting greenland it is just too big a risk to take and the conditions are extremely harsh. like on a collision course almost on the daily basis women can scottish oil company that did the exploration drilling back in two thousand and eleven they had to show what we around two hundred icebergs still a period of just
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a couple of months because they were on a collision course with the oil rig if one of these on spokes on tiller way and actually hits it hits the oil rig there will of course be environmental consequences and at the same time there is no technology to clean up off the spill not whether that's because the colt means that you will have to move all the all the oil manually there will be no natural degrade asian and you won't be able to use technologies in my mince like the greenlandic ones. like hard up italian fashion is. to discount there just isn't enough count the splash on high end homegrown tor later we'll tell you why a made in china label is in this season plus. we take you to a big cat sanctuary in sochi as we continue our tour of the winter olympics host city. but first
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a new wave of bombings has ripped through commercial districts of the iraqi capital killing at least twenty people it's after the government lost control of the city of fallujah which fell to an al qaeda linked militia which then declared it a breakaway islamic state during the u.s. led war the city was a major pocket of resistance american forces suffered a third of their total fatalities there out of cook cast who fought there thinks the dire security situation was inevitable i've come a long way since my time in illusion in two thousand and four there's been able to step back and you know i've been involved you know a lot of various efforts here in the united states to help fellow veterans out with p.t.s.d. and things like that so i think it's it's just it's incredible to see that you know a lot of the projections that those of us who understood what the war was about at least figured out when we got home coming true now because when you understand the nature of war as a racket you want to stand the true motivations behind the united states in
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a very general occupation when you understand what kind of puppet government was installed in iraq your standard it was really only a matter of time before this happened. iraqi law. the country's prime minister and his cabinet have completely failed to save the country from ruin . hasn't been able to stop the terrorist act which has been taking the lives of the civilians and he is now accusing the tide there which is someone else that being the one who is causing it he is the government is totally incapable of controlling she didn't buy that it sells except the people who are being put and very tight slot because the government is allowing people to go out and beating anybody who comes out in the street even raising their voices this is really a tragedy but the problem is not there the problem is that the governments of the
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world and the international media seems to swallow this idea that somehow what is happening is that this is a fight against al qaida when in fact it isn't on our website we're running a project dedicated to keeping tally of the violence in iraq especially the human cost also there you can read up on a former u.s. commanders dire predictions for afghanistan's future he told those on line how the whole fleet could contested helmand province could fall to the taliban this year from where they could challenge the authority of kabul. google glass already needs to look sharp another u.s. companies unveiled contact lenses powered with nano technology which could revolutionize the wearable computer market. but smoke and mirrors rumors abound that the governor of new york is about to allow marijuana in the medical system back to on our website. coming up to nine minutes
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past the hour we'll be right back in a few moments to tell you why britain's freaking out over foreigners and how the chinese dragon is breathing down the neck of a tell you quit or. he survived the atrocities. to make a cycle of secession. has changed his life and the world around. by giving up. hope. and loves to so many children. nikolai the lyrics. on the train.
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book i'm back here with r t international live from moscow britain's prime minister wants the country to stand up to the e.u. and demand the right to stop paying welfare to new arrivals from him brought his critics say he's scrounging for popular support as voters increasingly look further and further right wing when it comes to immigration u.k.
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independence party says david cameron is completely misjudging the public mood. we've had mass open door immigration in the united kingdom over the past decade it's had problems on schools hospitals infrastructure and pushing down wages in the country that is why he is struggling and he can't find a solution politicians are not listening to people in the streets of or in the places around the country go to lincolnshire for example they are telling us that they have difficulties in their community because it's changed now that's not being racist is actually being realistic and listening to those people all that we suggesting you keep is that anyone who comes to this country has to be able to afford to work here pay taxes and contribute to this country but we have to have a sensible immigration policy which brings the best in and ensures that they stay here and pay for the future of this country in the same way the indigenous people do well perth might not be the first thing to spring to mind when you think of the winter olympics but these big cats are
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a symbol for sochi two thousand and fourteen for a reason the area is home to the endangered creatures who are fighting to think watch survivor three might say is in sochi and found out what's being done to help still be hunters resourceful scavengers persion lead has the smallest little while can't one stone these mountains in the caucuses. now the solitary elusive and skillful predators and being introduced to their natural habitat after fifty years thanks to the caucuses nature reserve leopard sentence it's part of a program ling to this twenty four team lead to gains that aims to preserve and improve the region's wildlife and environment. richard though the animal has been spotted in the russian caucasus
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a few times there is no viable leopard population there our program is designed to start a new population of the persian leopards in the caucasus mountains and to restore the species in its natural habitat there has been success here two cups born at the national park in july with the first ever born in captivity. their parents have been brought in from lisbon zoo in portugal to two yes with them to get used to their new home and each other who the connection wasn't to mediate but dick come and there for his kids was captured on camera the health of the family will be monitored using g.p.s. chips for the next twenty years all in all the center now has ten leopards it's hope to this group can lead to a resurgence will the species leopards live in a temporary open a cages in the reserve which i quipped with cameras there observed closely while
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the adept before being released into the wild their food is pig releasing the cages to shop in out their hunting skills. one cub that wasn't shy about cameras was groom his mother neglected him after he was born now the keepers act as force to parents taking him for walks feeding him and giving him extra love and attention. now graham he is only six months old he's pretty happy and he will be here making sure that there's more of him out of this nature park to bomb with say in so she's a nature park forty. such was the country fourteen olympics what's this place like and why is it so special as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games shaping the city's present and future but most
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sochi will bring it this is a moment they're reporting from a very cold and snowy windy mountainous stuff yet beyond the olympics but what say. on our team. to get right from the scene. of the first trip to a not a gripping picture. on a reporter's twitter. instagram. would be in the. wealthy british style.
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market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's cars or for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser report. put it on your. face. and. a pleasure to have you with us here on our team today i'm sure.
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italy may be the world's fashion capital but its designers need to look over their padded shoulders at what's coming in from the east chinese fakes are slipping into the country and they're convincing enough to win over kastrup shoppers their group is going all of sizes up the competition. well john laws on the site for generations of this family have made their living from the textile business italian kashmir silk garden you name it these people have quality clothing in their d.n.a. a high end quality which we were in fewer customers are able to afford now with this the people they they are interested in the nice thing sir but that they have
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no money to buy and they go to buy a cheap pair of boots and this is ladies and also why is the pride that i call rubbish brad the junk food the junk a closer as the economy struggles to go on this recession in half a century demand for a luxury goods among italians is going down but for some the crisis has provided great opportunities just like many other cities across the world rome has its own chinatown as well whole district in the center of the city filled with chinese businesses which go way beyond sticks to take out and include shops or even boutiques chinese poles which have been spreading all around formal casual sporty every size and styles clothes and footwear are presented here and with a price tag sometimes as much as ten times lower than the competition it's flying off the shelves there is nothing to think about here i'm not going to spend my last
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cash under such i buy chinese stuff yes they make good cotton clothes sometimes but i always check the label first and here's the punchline the chinese clothes are not made in china anymore the materials are imported yes but since the assembled here just lieschen allows the made it will be stamped on every item something you tell you companies want changed if you need chinese based on they are some blood off that as a product but there we are working extensively on quality and not on that on quantity with large quantity and low prices of proved. tactics for the chinese who were going to the bank of italy germany at least one hundred million dollars out of italy to china the good is the most r t. just take a look at some of the world's headlines for you this hour the opposition syrian national council has told a conference in turkey that it won't take part in talks with president assad
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government other members of the key western backed coalition are expected to decide on monday whether they'll take part in the geneva two meeting the talks are scheduled for later this month with the aim of getting the many warring factions in syria to agree to stop fighting after almost three years of violence. there's been a mass protest in the israeli capital by thousands of african migrants angry at a new law that allows the government to send them to desert jails the legislation's been slammed by the un refugee agency which says it causes hardship and suffering three hundred people have reportedly been arrested from football was brought in three weeks ago it's thought there are about sixty thousand african migrants in israel mostly from eritrea and sudan. try authorities are planning to move heavy artillery into the capital ahead of mass opposition rallies planned for next week and this is huge numbers of activists
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marched in the capital keeping up their calls for the prime minister to quit. has already yielded to pressure from the streets and planned new elections for february protesters say that's not enough they want to set up a citizens council to carry out reforms were any new elections are held. a stampede of a muslim ceremony in northern china has left at least fourteen people dead many others are injured four are critically ill it happened during a traditional religious ceremony as people surged forward as food was being handed out. record low temperatures are said to have parts of the u.s. as winter storms continue across the country forecasters say the freeze could hit minus fifty degrees celsius in the midwest and are warning people to stay at home the extreme weather has claimed the lives of sixteen people this week and grounded
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thousands of flights across the country next meet the devoted family man with no children of his own but who still love only raising more than seventy kids. yes.
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there are many internal battles in society liberals and conservatives will never agree on gun rights or abortion but there is one battle that is often more generational than anything the battle for school uniforms teachers argue that uniforms eliminate a big distraction in the classroom and break up the caste systems that can evolve at school between the cool festival kids and the ones who can barely afford lunch like me in my younger years but teenagers will scream uniforms crush their freedom of expression and that they have a right to express who they are their individuality who has the right to dictate to them what to wear the thing they don't realize is that if the school doesn't tell them what to wear that big corporations and m.t.v. will all the cool individuals who dress alike and blindly follow all the trends are just obeying corporate marketing instead of their parents yeah for some reason it is bad if the school punishes you for dressing improperly but if the cool kids make your life a living hell for not wearing the right brand of shoes well that's all well and good for some reason hey look at this way school uniforms are cheap which leaves more money for parents to buy you video games being individual in your actions and
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not a fake individual in trendy clothes but that's just my opinion. live live. live live. plus talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want to. live.
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any problem. with genetic engineering. or is free cheese always in a most trafficked. for free. trade is profit. for this golden rice. shochu more the twenty fourth genome and fix what's this place like la is is so special as the russian resort prepares to local the world power the game should be the city's present and future lot more sochi will bring it this is the moment they're reporting from a very cold snowy windy mountainous tough yet beyond the olympics but once it did
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a. chill be given you see find knock and it shall be opened to you. these pictures the nicholas pinsky as an army recruit were taken in the nineteenth . i never thought that he would become a clergyman was seventy children and yet home after two years of military service. i had no doubt that he would join the priesthood. so what happened to him on the border with afghanistan. after graduating from some unary nicholai was appointed to a post or in the city raz the mc.